Here are area finalists for 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, which will be announced Monday:
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT: Vetri. Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin, chefs/owners.
OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL: Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.
BEST CHEFS IN AMERICA: Michael Solomonov, Zahav.
Also, Chef Vola’s, 111 S. Albion Place, Atlantic City, has won the American Classics award. The restaurant is owned by Louise Esposito, Michael Esposito, Michael Esposito Jr. and Louis Esposito.